Employability Updates

There’s quite a lot happening this week – make sure you don’t miss out! 

  • The GoGlobal fair is here – why not join the walking bus to City Campus and see what’s going on. (More below)
  • It’s Hallam Award Week (more below)
  • Focus on self-employment – could you be your own boss (more below)
  • Jobs!  Visit UniHub.ac.uk
  • You can book an appointment with me by visiting UniHub 

Coming up

GoGlobal Fair Check In opens soon ……

The GoGlobal Fair lands on Campus on Wednesday, 6th of February 11am until 2pm.

What’s happening on the day;

You can attend the fair at whatever time you like, or meet me at Collegiate Hall at 12:30pm to join a ‘walking bus’ to the fair.


26 global employers will be on campus with internships and voluntary work opportunities across the globe. For full details of employers attending and the opportunities they offer – FOLLOW THIS LINK 


Alongside the Fair, we have 3 employer presentations where students can hear 1 hour long information sessions. 3 very different but equally exciting opportunities with a truly global feel.  See below for details and booking links;

BOOK NOW = Travel Teacher – Educational Volunteering Internships – 11am until 12 noon – Careers Connect – City Campus: 

Life changing experiences leaving a positive mark on  communities and the environment in The Cook Islands, Fiji, Kenya and The Maldives.

BOOK NOW = Think Pacific! Life changing 1 month expedition in Fiji – 12 noon until 1pm – Careers Connect – City Campus

Join a team of 20 student volunteers whilst living in a remote and traditional Fijian community for 4 weeks

BOOK NOW = CRCC Asia and #GenerationUK: Funded China Internship – 2pm until 3pm – Careers Connect – City Campus

Give yourself the edge when applying for jobs and boost your employability by participating in a two-month FUNDED British Council Generation UK internship via CRCC Asia. 14 industry sectors, 3 booming cities!


At the entrance of the fair will be The Hallam Award team, Erasmus information stand and also The GoGlobal Fund offer.  Prior to ‘boarding the plane’, you  will have an opportunity to consider what skills you will be  developing and how you could break down one of the biggest barriers to finding overseas work ….. funding and cost*. The departure lounge area will allow you  to receive advice from 3 key support networks to help reassert the value of overseas working.

*Please be aware that there will be costs involved which may include flights; accomodation and living expenses.  The organisations will be able to provide a breakdown of costs (and also earnings for paid opportunities) and also potential opportunities to fundraise where applicable.

Hallam Award Week – #itsnottoolate

Work part-time, run a student society, Student Rep, carer, volunteer, play sports, other extra-curricular interests?

It’s not too late to gain recognition for your achievements through the Hallam Award and see how you are developing your Graduate Attributes.

The Hallam Award supports you to:

  • Develop your confidence
  • Broaden your experience
  • Build your own personal development plan
  • Articulate your attributes  – enabling you to tell your story to future employers and stand out from the crowd.

Check out the Hallam Awards Social Media feeds to find out more about what’s going on this week 

Facebook:  hallamawardshu                           

Twitter: @hallamaward

Insta:  hallamawardshu

You can get in touch with the Hallam Award Team via hallamaward@shu.ac.uk
For further information and resources visit:  blogs.shu.ac.uk/hallamaward.

Self-Employment/Working  for Yourself

There’s lots of support available if you’re thinking of working for yourself, or setting up in business, perhaps as  freelance coach or working as a PT?  

The Enterprise Team offer a weekly drop-in session – every Tuesday in Student Services at Heart of the Campus from 12:30pm-1:30pm or find our more here: https://careerscentral.shu.ac.uk/finding-job/self-employment